Horn and East Africa
Central African Republic | Chad | Eritrea | Ethiopia | Kenya | Somalia | South Sudan | Sudan | Tanzania | Uganda
As armed violence continues to escalate, the illegal arms trade is having an impact on the everyday lives for people across Horn and East Africa. The presence and actions of oil companies from other countries with poor human rights records has destabilised the region, especially in Chad and Sudan.
The region suffers from systematic human rights abuses, including killing, torture, rape, looting and destruction of property. Human rights defenders continue to be at risk as governments across the region fail to protect human rights.
Somalia: Use of child soldiers
Our report In the line of fire: Somalia's children under attack exposes how children in Somalia are being recruited as child soldiers, denied access to education and killed in indiscriminate attacks on urban areas. Read the report (pdf)
South Sudan: New country, new hope